About me

I am:

My most recent book, From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet, is published by Quercus Books. Current projects include:

  • 95 Theses about Technology, which is currently a website and will eventually become a book — among other things.
  • The First 100 Days: A lockdown Diary, coming soon.
  • A Reader’s Guide to Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism — in the works now.

Academic work:

Other activities:

My Blog is named after Vannevar Bush’s original concept of a system for associative linking which eventually was realised as hypertext and later as the World Wide Web. The story in told in some detail in my book, A Brief History of the Future: the origins of the Internet. Best email address for me: john.jnaughton [at] gmail.com

Hi-res mugshot of me is available here on a CC-by licence (which means you must credit the photographer, Sebastiaan Ter Burg).